Vermont House Minority Leaders Featured at May DRM Leadership Forum
(Burlington, Vt.) Vermont’s House Minority Leader Patti Komline and Assistant Minority Leader Pat McDonald were the guest speakers at the DRM Leadership Forum that was held May 18 in Burlington. The leaders cited the sex offender bill and the sex offender registry bill as examples of good work that was accomplished this year by the Legislature. The state budget dominated the remainder of the conversation, along with some discussion of the economic development, renewable energy and Vermont Yankee decommissioning bills. Komline and McDonald described the legislative year as one of “missed opportunities.”
Patti Komline, a resident of Dorset, has served in the House of Representatives since 2005. She was elected to serve as assistant minority leader in 2007 and as minority leader in 2008. She is a member of the Judiciary Committee.
Berlin resident Pat McDonald worked in Vermont state government from 1991 until she retired in 2006. During her tenure, she served as commissioner of personnel, commissioner of labor, commissioner of employment and training, secretary of transportation, deputy commissioner of education and commissioner of motor vehicles. McDonald was elected to the House in 2006 and as assistant minority leader in 2008. She is a member of the Government Operations committee.
Photo, from left: Pat McDonald, Patti Komline